When Quakers get together it can sometimes feel like we’re speaking our own language, which can be confusing for newcomers. Here’s a quick guide to some of the words that have special meaning for Friends.
When we polled newcomers to Quaker meetings, these were the 8 most frequently asked questions they had about Quaker worship when they first walked through the doors of a meetinghouse. Find out about Quakers in PA, DE, NJ and MD.
In 2009, a small group of Quakers from Philadelphia decided to do something about climate change. Calling themselves the “Earth Quaker Action Team,” they took on one of the largest banks in the country. 5 years and 125 actions later, PNC Bank decided to change its policy of funding mountaintop removal coal mining. How did they do it?
Cadwallader, Milhous, Trueblood, Farlow, Sharpless, and Wilbur… what do they all have in common? They are all common historic Quaker names, remnants of a time when Quakers “married in” and families stayed Quaker for generations.
What do Quakers believe? As an experiential religion with no creed, there isn’t always an easy answer. We asked 26 Quakers, and the resulting conversations were powerful.
How do you know if your ancestors were Quakers? Here’s how to research your Quaker ancestry.
Is being a Quaker worth it? We asked 8 longtime Friends what keeps them coming to Meeting every Sunday. Help us produce Season 5!
Can you meditate in Quaker meeting for worship? According to these 5 Friends, having a meditation practice can be fine, even helpful. But it shouldn’t end there.
Why are Quakers called Quakers? Do they literally quake? We asked 15 modern Friends.
Think you might be a Quaker? Watch this video!